Contact Us

Alex Apostle On Arming Teachers – School Threats [AUDIO]

Alex Apostle
photo courtesy of MCPS

MCPS Superintendent Dr. Alex Apostle is taking nothing for granted when it comes to school safety.

Dr. Apostle commented Thursday that he is very much against the idea of arming teachers in Missoula schools, however, he wants to make sure classrooms are as safe as they can be. Apostle sat down with Missoula police officials Thursday morning for a frank discussion about school safety, and he said he was completely impressed with the willingness of the department to help any way they can.

Monday morning, students, teachers and parents encountered officers outside each MCPS elementary school, and according to patrol captain Chris Odlin, the officers will continue their presence until further notice.

Apostle said he listens carefully to students as they talk amongst themselves about how this individual or that from another school may pose a threat, so, rather than ignoring the student, he takes whatever steps he deems necessary to negate the possible threat.

Apostle reiterated his call for a task force of educators, parents, law enforcement and community members to discuss school safety sometime in the new year, so that positive changes can be made to enhance security.

Superintendent Alex Apostle

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Best of KYSS

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KYSS Corral quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KYSS Corral contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.